Two rifles are known signed by Jacob Young. The first, an exquisite rifle inscribed for General Wm. Waid Woodfork, a wealthy surveyor and “horseman” from the Cumberland’s of Tennessee; the second, for Kentucky Frontiersman William Whitley. (Whitley’s rifle has the wrist repair)
Whitley called his home, “Sportsmans Hill”; it is the first brick house and first circular racetrack built west of the Allegheny Mountains. He arrogantly raced his horses “counter-clockwise” in defiance to the British norm… we still run “our” horse races this way today! Completed in 1794, this estate was dubbed the "Guardian of Wilderness Road"; the house was a gathering spot for early Kentuckians, including Isaac Shelby, George Rogers Clark, Simon Kenton and Daniel Boone.